Sophia — philosopher

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Creator(s):
Sophia, A person of quality [pseudonym]
Title:
Woman not inferior to man, or, A short and modest vindication of the natural right of the fair-sex to a perfect equality of power, dignity, and esteem with the men
Publication/Origin:
London: Printed for John Hawkins, 1739
Description:
An unidentified philosopher writing under the pseudonym “Sophia” wrote this radical work asserting that women are superior to men in all ways. She argues that women’s superiority could be proven if women were given equal education. This is a first edition. The 1745 edition (also in the collection) includes a counterargument and rebuttal. Both might have been written by “Sophia.”
Citation:
Sophia, A person of quality [pseudonym], Woman not inferior to man, or, A short and modest vindication of the natural right of the fair-sex to a perfect equality of power, dignity, and esteem with the men, London: Printed for John Hawkins, 1739, Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Accessed July 05, 2020, https://exhibits.library.duke.edu/exhibits/show/baskin/item/4029
 

 

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